Chelsea boss not forcing Frank Lampard to follow the footsteps of his compatriots - originally posted on Soccerlens.comChelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes that club legend Frank Lampard will still play a significant role in the side even now and in near future. However the Portuguese is aware that he cannot rely on Lampard to be ever-present as in the past, rather will use him sparingly.
The 35-year-old was one of the key jewels of Mourinho’s team during the Portuguese’s first stint at the club. Apart from the fact that he has always been a goal-scoring midfielder and a match winner, Lampard has been an epitome of great consistency.
In three full-seasons under Mourinho, Lampard made 58, 50 and 60 appearances respectively that highlight his fable of consistency.
There was a time during the last season where Lampard’s future at the club was shrouded in the mist as he was approaching the end of his contract and there were no assurances from the hierarchy regarding any extension. He ...